Re: Lötschberg Basel Tunnel and alternatives on big Holiday Weekend
fyi, I went via the Loetschberg tunnel anyway and it was quite quick, except, as mentioned before, the slow & windy access roads, especially on the north side.
Ironically, the wait time for train was much less at peak time (13 mins, Friday evening 1800) than at off-peak (28 mins, 0800 Tuesday). This is because at peak times, they run a service every 10 mins or so, while off-peak it is 30 mins apart.
On an unrelated side note, the St.Niklaus-Jungen cable-car offered spectacular views down the Matterhorn valley in the late afternoon.